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Review: Exploring The World of Astronomy

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Exploring the World of AstronomyExploring The World of Astronomy Book Description:

Think you know all there is to know about our solar system? You might be surprised at some of the amazing details that you find when you begin Exploring the World of Astronomy! From the rugged surface of the moon to the distant and mysterious constellations, this book provides an exciting educational tour for students of different ages and skill levels. Learn about a blue moon, the 400-year storm on Jupiter, and what is meant by “the zone of life.” Discussion ideas, questions, and research opportunities help expand this great resource on observational astronomy into an unforgettable educational course for middle school to high school students!

Johm TinerAbout the Author:

John Hudson Tiner received five National Science Foundation teaching fellowships during his 12 years as a teacher of mathematics and science that allowed him to study graduate chemistry, astronomy, and mathematics. He also worked as a mathematician and cartographer for the Defense Mapping Agency, Aerospace Center in St. Louis, MO.

Tiner has received numerous honors for his writing, including the Missouri Writer’s Guild award for best juvenile book for Exploring the World of Chemistry. He and his wife, Jeanene, live in Missouri.

Book Details:

Series: Exploring (Book 7)
Paperback: 176 pages
Publisher: Master Books (August 30, 2013)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0890517878
ISBN-13: 978-0890517871
Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 11 inches
Retail Price: $14.99
Digital/Kindle versions also available

My Thoughts:

Exploring the World of Astronomy is the 8th book in the Exploring series which now features astronomy, biology, physics, chemistry, mathematics, the world around you, earth, and medicine. As with the other books in this series, Exploring the World of Astronomy is presented from a Biblical worldview and is free from evolutionary content. Master Books even offers parent lesson plans to turn this series into a variety of different homeschool/classroom courses. This book can be used for elementary students up to high school students depending on the elements and/or further study options you incorporate into the reading program.

Each chapter includes a variety of tools to enhance the reading of the chapter. The Explore section gives a bit of a glance into what the student will be learning in the chapter. The reading itself includes the text itself, charts, graphs, stories, and/or images. The Discover section helps students see what they should have learned in the chapter. A set of review questions allows the student to test themselves for reading comprehension. Finally, the Explore More section gives the students the opportunity to dig a little deeper into the topic being covered within the chapter. An additional Explore More section is included at the end of the book for even deeper study in addition to a whole book review. A resource section as well as an answer key is provided at the end of the book.

The information is presented in a logical, easy-to-understand manner. The charts/graphs/images give visual interest while helping students to better understand the topics being presented. The only negative that I can see right away is the lack of eye catching color images as I think this would at a good bit to the book. Not all images need to be color images, but some of the images lend themselves better to being seen in full color. That being said, the images/graphics included in the book are quite good.

If your student is interested in astronomy and you want them to learn about it from a Biblical worldview, you’ll want to check out this newest book in the exploring series.

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